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Expanding The Circle Of Trust

Expanding The Circle Of Trust

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart” -Marcus Aurelius This past week I finished up my final training trip for 2018. It was a busy year to say the least and I am so thankful for all of the opportunities I had to circumnavigate the country and share information that I am passionate about with so many of you. In addition to…

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Sudo Privacy App: First Look

Sudo Privacy App: First Look

I have spent the past month testing out a new app, Sudo, for use as an additional tool in the privacy toolbox and so far I am excited about what I have seen.  Digital Trends provided a bit of background which I will summarize for you here as we take a look at how this new app may assist privacy enthusiasts. Background: In a connected world with an abundance of state-sponsored surveillance, wide-ranging account breaches, and crafty telemarketers with endless supplies of throwaway…

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Social Engineering

Social Engineering

When a person reaches the point where they have eliminated the vast majority of their personal data from online sources, it brings a certain sense of comfort and fulfillment of a job well done.  If you are able to remove your information from those hard to reach, specialized databases then you have gone further than most will ever go in the pursuit of information removal.  Someone who has committed to changing their personal habits and made lifestyle changes that positively…

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Email Privacy

Email Privacy

Email in general is not a secure method of communicating.  Free email accounts are free to use because you are the product.  Your personal information, contacts, the contents of your messages, and the meta data associated with your communications are very valuable to companies who monetize that data.  All of the major free email providers fall into this category, like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, etc.  When signing up for these free services you agree to their Terms Of Service, which disclose…

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Open Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence

There are many ways to collect intelligence.  This post will briefly discuss Open Source Intelligence because it is particularly important to understand this discipline when we are talking about protecting our personal information.  But first, let’s take a look at an excerpt from the FBI’s website which describes various intelligence collection disciplines and their meanings. Intelligence Collection Disciplines (INTs) Various kinds of intelligence—military, political, economic, social, environmental, health, and cultural—provide important information for policy decisions.  Many people view intelligence as…

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Why Privacy Matters

Why Privacy Matters

My first post!  Much more coming soon as time goes on.  I plan to explore the topic of “Why Privacy Matters” on many different levels as this site develops.  Privacy matters for different reasons for different people, but it certainly does matter.  Some do not think it matters at all, and feel they have no control over their privacy, especially in the digital age.  I have my own personal reasons for why privacy concerns are important, which I will share…

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